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New Zealand: Island country in the South Pacific
New Zealand is an island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of two main landmasses—the North Island and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands, covering a total area of 268,021 square kilometres (103,500 sq mi). New Zealand is about 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the islands of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. The country's varied topography and sharp mountain peaks, including the Southern Alps, owe much to tectonic uplift and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, and its most populous city is Auckland.

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New Zealand's most diverse government begins term [Video]

New Zealand's most diverse government begins term

New Zealand's 53rd parliament officially began their term on Thursday, marking the start of the country's most diverse government ever.

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England, France drawn in same pool for women's World Cup [Video]

England, France drawn in same pool for women's World Cup

Top-ranked England and France drawn in the same pool for the women's Rugby World Cup, while hosts New Zealand were drawn with Australia.

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A China-backed free trade bloc, spanning 30% of the world's economy, was formed at a virtual summit on Sunday in a move that likely gives Beijing greater influence and leaves Washington on the outside...

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West Indies cricketers banned from training for three days after NZ quarantine breaches [Video]

West Indies cricketers banned from training for three days after NZ quarantine breaches

CCTV footage shows players from different bubbles mixing, which is againsy strict quarantine rules in New Zealand

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Free two months Disney Plus subscription announced for players making in-game purchases in Fortnite [Video]

Free two months Disney Plus subscription announced for players making in-game purchases in Fortnite

Video game 'Fortnite' developer Epic Games announced a new promotional measure that allows players who make a real-money purchase in-game and are new Disney Plus subscribers to get up to two months of..

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Mourners remember killed policeman Matt Ratana [Video]

Mourners remember killed policeman Matt Ratana

Moving tributes have been paid to policeman Matt Ratana at his funeralservice. The memorial for the 54-year-old at a chapel in Shoreham-by-Sea, WestSussex, was attended in person on Wednesday by a..

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New Zealand's PM unveils diverse new cabinet [Video]

New Zealand's PM unveils diverse new cabinet

Jacinda Ardern appointed on Monday the most diverse cabinet in New Zealand's history, with a Maori woman taking up the position of foreign minister. Flora Bradley-Watson reports.

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Italians launch America's Cup yacht, all teams now testing [Video]

Italians launch America's Cup yacht, all teams now testing

SHOWS: AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND (OCTOBER 20, 2020) (AMERICA'S CUP MEDIA - ACCESS ALL) 1. LUNA ROSSA ON DOCK 2. PEOPLE WORKING ON BOAT 3. LUNA ROSSA 4. LUNA ROSSA SIGN 5. LUNA ROSSA TEAM POSING WITH BOAT

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NZ's next parliament will be most diverse ever [Video]

NZ's next parliament will be most diverse ever

[NFA] New Zealand's next parliament is set to be the most inclusive ever, with several people of color, members from the rainbow communities and a high number of women. Emer McCarthy reports.

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Jacinda Ardern credits virus response for election win [Video]

Jacinda Ardern credits virus response for election win

New Zealand prime minister Jacinda Ardern has described her landslide electionvictory as an endorsement of her government’s efforts to stamp out thecoronavirus and reboot the economy. A day after..

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Tens of thousands of New Zealanders throng Eden Park for Bledisloe Cup rugby test [Video]

Tens of thousands of New Zealanders throng Eden Park for Bledisloe Cup rugby test

Auckland hosted a rare sight on Sunday - a sports fixture with tens of thousands of fans as nearly 47,000 supporters gathered in Eden park to watch New Zealand beat Australia.

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New Zealand's Ardern wins 'historic' re-election [Video]

New Zealand's Ardern wins 'historic' re-election

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern delivered the biggest election victory for her center-left Labour Party in half a century on Saturday as voters rewarded her for strong leadership, particularly throughout..

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Ardern’s Labour Party wins New Zealand election [Video]

Ardern’s Labour Party wins New Zealand election

Ardern’s opponent Collins concedes defeat after trailing with a quarter of the votes to be counted.

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Ardern wins second term in office after New Zealand election landslide [Video]

Ardern wins second term in office after New Zealand election landslide

New Zealand’s prime minister Jacinda Ardern has won a second term in office inan election landslide of historic proportions. With most of the votes counted,Ms Ardern’s liberal Labour Party was..

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New Zealand elections: Final day of campaigning before Saturday vote [Video]

New Zealand elections: Final day of campaigning before Saturday vote

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"Sorry sunshine, wrong place": NZ Deputy PM [Video]

"Sorry sunshine, wrong place": NZ Deputy PM

New Zealand Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters rebuked a question from a coronavirus sceptic at an election campaign event in Tauranga on Tuesday (October 13).

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COVID-19 Cases Surging In The Midwest, Western States [Video]

COVID-19 Cases Surging In The Midwest, Western States

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in the US, according to Business Insider. This is especially true in Midwestern and western states. Experts predict this is the start of a second wave of the..

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U.S. Doctors Fleeing To New Zealand [Video]

U.S. Doctors Fleeing To New Zealand

U.S. Doctors Fleeing To New Zealand

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Lorde teases possible new music in 2021 [Video]

Lorde teases possible new music in 2021

Lorde has called on her fans to make sure they vote in the upcoming election in New Zealand.

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Ardern maintains strong election lead: poll [Video]

Ardern maintains strong election lead: poll

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's party is projected to be one seat short of being able to govern alone, and has a double-digit lead over its rival, with just over a week to the general..

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